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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilkes-Barre

 
 
Wilkes-Barre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
1. Wilkes-Barre Marker
Inscription. Laid out 1770 by a group of Connecticut settlers, on land claimed by that state. Seat of "County of Westmoreland," erected 1776. Near here took place the Wyoming Massacre, 1778, and the "Pennamite Wars" of 1769-72 and 1784.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 13.73′ N, 75° 52.396′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard (Business Pennsylvania Route 309) and East Northampton Street, on the right when traveling north on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard. Click for map. The marker is located between Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard and the northbound exit ramp for East Northampton Street. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesse Fell (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Camp Gildersleeve (approx. 1.2 miles away); Min L. Matheson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Daniel J. Flood (approx. 1.2 miles away); William G. McGowan (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rev. John J. Curran
Wide view of the Wilkes-Barre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2010
2. Wide view of the Wilkes-Barre Marker
Looking north across the skyline of Wilkes-Barre's neighborhoods.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wilkes-Barre Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the markers shown.
 
Also see . . .  A history of Wilkes-Barré, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. from its first beginnings to the present time, including chapters of newly-discovered early Wyoming Valley history, together with many biographical sketches and much genealogical material (1909) by Oscar Jewell Harvey and Ernest Gray Smith (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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